GRANTS MANAGEMENT - Other Support
Supporting our researchers' projects from concept to close-out.
"Other Support" is required to be reported as part of the JIT process and an updated document showing changes should be submitted as part of your annual progress report. This is applicable for all Senior/Key Personnel but NOT for Other Significant Contributors.
There is no page limit for the other support document, and NIH has not mandated a template to use although there is an example on the instruction page linked below and we have created an internal LRI template.
NIH Guidance: Other Support Instructions
LRI Template: LRI Other Support Template (.docx)
In March 2021, NIH announced (NOT-OD-21-073) updated requirements for Other Support pages. Use of the new format is preferred immediately and required for due dates and submissions on or after January 25, 2022 (NOT-OD-21-110). The main changes are:
- The format page has been re-organized to separate funded projects from in-kind contributions.
- Signature block added - each PI or senior/key personnel must electronically sign their respective Other Support form prior to submission to certify the accuracy of the information.
- Supporting documentation, which includes copies of contracts/agreements specific to senior/key-personnel foreign appointments and/or employment with a foreign institution for all foreign activities and resources that are reported in Other Support. If the contracts/agreements are not in English, recipients must provide translated copies.
- Immediate notification of undisclosed Other Support. When a recipient organization discovers that a PI or other Senior/Key personnel on an active NIH grant failed to disclose Other Support information outside of Just-in-Time or the RPPR, as applicable, the recipient must submit updated Other Support to the Grants Management Specialist named in the Notice of Award as soon as it becomes known.
Other Support includes all resources made available to a researcher in support of and/or related to all of their research endeavors, regardless of whether or not they have monetary value and regardless of whether they are based at the institution the researcher identifies for the current grant. This includes but is not limited to:
- Resources and/or financial support from all foreign and domestic entities, that are available to the researcher. This includes but is not limited to, financial support for laboratory personnel, and provision of high-value materials that are not freely available (e.g., biologics, chemical, model systems, technology, etc.). Institutional resources, such as core facilities or shared equipment that are made broadly available, should not be included in Other Support, but rather listed under Facilities and Other Resources.
- Consulting agreements, when the PD/PI or other senior/key personnel will be conducting research as part of the consulting activities. (Non-research consulting activities are not Other Support).
- In-kind contributions, e.g. office/laboratory space, equipment, supplies, or employees or students supported by an outside source. If the time commitment or dollar value of the in-kind contribution is not readily ascertainable, the recipient must provide reasonable estimates.
- Other Support does not include training awards, prizes, or gifts. Gifts are resources provided where there is no expectation of anything (e.g. time, services, specific research activities, money, etc.) in return. An item or service given with the expectation of an associated time commitment is not a gift and is instead an in-kind contribution and must be reported as Other Support.